Tokyo (April 5, 2016) ― Bridgestone Corporation today announced that the "Bridgestone Group Awards 2016" Awards Ceremony was held on March 30.
Bridgestone CEO and COO with the winners of the Bridgestone Group Awards 2016
The Bridgestone Group Awards are a recognition program open to all organizations and employees of the Bridgestone Group. The Bridgestone Group Awards were created with purpose of increasing employee awareness of corporate activities based on the Bridgestone Corporate Philosophy and fostering a sense of unity among Group employees. This program has been held every year since 2008 to recognize the Bridgestone Group's highest level of awards. In addition, the Awards play an important role in working toward achieving the Group's ultimate goals of becoming a truly global company and "Dan-Totsu in all aspects of our businesses".
This year, the awards fall into 5 categories: "Achievement", "Contributions to Society", "Environmental Excellence", "Risk Management" and "Education". Our global board members held a Screening Committee to discuss and determine the winners from submitted initiative. As a result, among all the various activities conducted by organizations and employees of the Group, six activities were selected for recognition this year.
Bridgestone Group considers the Bridgestone Group Awards as an important management tool. Amid significant change in our operating environment, innovation and continuous improvement is essential in order to secure a competitive advantage and create value for both our customers and society. By recognizing outstanding activities through the Bridgestone Group Awards and sharing examples of best practices, we believe we can achieve further improvements across the entire Group.
The activities selected for recognition are as follows.
About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.